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Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m glad I’m not in town this weekend (we’re playing the Belgium Beer and Mussels Festival at Schlafly’s Tap Room in St. Louis – personal plug!) only because the wide and wonderful mus...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 Man oh man, the festivals are overflowing, the fair is happening and the warm season is here in all its music glory. Here we go with fun times in the summertime.Such sweet dreams roll around in...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 As foretold and promised in recent accounts here in this column, May is heating up musically almost as much as the weather did last week. Even though the current outside temps seem to indicate a...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

A tribute to the bluesman with ties to Springfield

 As our country continues somehow to confuse the constitutional right to bear arms against a tyrannical enemy with an individual right to use weapons when the mood arises for pleasing personal pa...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Consider the olive. The olive tree has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years, starting in the eastern Mediterranean. Trees can live and bear fruit for as long as 1,000 years. The Greek word...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 If there was ever a dynamic duo in the performing singer-songwriter world, these two seasoned performers and musicians could most certainly fit the bill. The combination of Jill Manning’s roug...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
If you’re familiar with Midwest music clubs, then you’ve heard of Mojo’s in Columbia, Mo., Knucklehead’s in Kansas City and Off Broadway in St. Louis, the other venues Micky and the Motorcars play during a roll through the prairie....
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
Now a renowned and beloved Springfield-based singer, Johnnie Owens’ voice and talent took him around the world in his younger days. Earlier this week we tried to cover his lifetime in music during an hour conversation while listening to his new CD Butter! in the background at his apartment on Second Street....
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am
Mary Jo Bang, poet and English professor at Washington University in St. Louis, will speak in Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield. Bang has authored six books of poems, inclu...
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am
A recent meeting between Metro East legislators and Gov. Quinn’s staff turned heated at times, and as a result nothing was accomplished in the standoff over Quinn’s appointments to the Sou...

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